|Officers and Administrators|
Mark: President, Photo Historian, Event Coordinator
Lynn F: Vice President, Event Coordinator
Donna: Treasurer, Event Coordinator
Ian M: Volunteer Coordinator, Event Coordinator
Rhonda S: EOC Merchandise Officer, Event Coordinator
Rob K: Safety and Equipment Officer, Event Coordinator
Ryan: Communication Manager, Event Coordinator
Keith B: Webmaster, Event Coordinator
See our Job Descriptions for more information.
We are always looking for Event Coordinators. If you think you may be interested, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ian M at email@example.com.
|Attracted to the EOC by the variety of activities and the desire to try cross-country ski trips,
Mark joined the EOC in February 2007. Born and raised in Edmonton, he has spent many years skiing
and cycling in the Alberta Rockies, as well as Edmonton's extensive North Saskatchewan River Valley
Park System. Mark loves to brag that Edmonton's River Valley Park System is the largest connected
urban park in North America.|
Mark has completed three bike trips from Jasper to Banff along the scenic Highway 93. Mark's aim is to participate in: downhill skiing, xc-skiing, hiking, scrambling, snowshoeing, cycling, backpacking, spelunking, geocaching, partying, team building, dog sledding, wine tasting, rollerblading, canoeing, camping, et cetera.....ing.
Mark can always be counted on to be dependable and prepared, and he possesses a strong sense of direction. His priority on any event is to have fun and stay safe. He loves to explore new trails and tap the group's knowledge to improve on his planned trip itinerary. Mark will always make an effort to ensure each participant feels included and comes away with a positive experience.
Mark has previously served the EOC volunteering as Vice President and as a member of the Director Team.
As the EOC President, Mark's role is to:
- Work with the club volunteer team on the planning and decision making activities for the club
- Assist the Volunteer Coordinator, and Vice President with member issues
- Answer inquiries sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
As Photo Historian, Mark's role is to:
- Receive photos from event attendees
- Review all event photos, selecting which ones to post in the photo album
- Crop and enhance photos
- Upload photos to Meetup.com and Google Drive service
- Manage photo albums in Meetup.com
- Select photos to include on the slide show (on the EOC Home Page)
- Select photos for photo contest
- Answering e-mail inquiries sent to email@example.com
See Upcoming Events or Past Events being coordinated by Mark.
|Lynn has been living and playing in Edmonton most of her life, less a stint in Victoria to complete University (she is not sure why she left). She joined the EOC in 2012 and become a Coordinator in late 2013.
Lynn works for the City of Edmonton, in Community Services as a Community Recreation Coordinator. Always an outdoor enthusiastic she has been in involved in various sports, teams and recreation activities her whole life. She enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including snowshoeing, hiking, X-country/downhill skiing and skating in the winter. Lynn is also an avid roadie cyclist, but also enjoys kayaking/canoeing (anything to do with water), hiking/backpacking and camping in the summer months.
Lynn loves all that Edmonton has to offer, but also loves to get out of the city for mini getaways.
As the EOC Vice President, Lynn's role is to:
- Work with the President, and the club volunteer team on the planning and decision making activities for the club
- Assist the President and the Volunteer Coordinator with member issues
- Answer inquiries sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
See Upcoming Events or Past Events being coordinated by Lynn F.
|Donna has lived in Edmonton since 1981. She moved here when she graduated from university. Her
outdoor interests are
hiking, canoeing, cross country skiing, biking, camping, backpacking, and some astronomy. She was
involved in Scouting for the
last 13 years, but now her youngest son has quit, so she set out to find a group of people to camp
and enjoy the outdoors with.
This is what led her to the Edmonton Outdoor Club. She has been involved with the Girl Guides for
nearly 40 years now,
but her group does not get outdoors as often as she would like.|
Donna enjoys being a math and physics teacher, but admits that the best times of my life were summer jobs where she worked in remote areas of Northern Canada where she would not set foot in a building for 3 months. Donna's dream vacation is spending the summer with a group of people who are all keen to paddle the North Saskatchewan River from Rocky Mountain House to Hudson's Bay. Expected travel time is 3-4 months.
Donna is not a fairweather camper, having lived outdoors for 3 months at a time and done some winter camping, her tolerance for bad weather is quite high, so her trips will go rain or shine. She loves to hike in the River Valley and does many urban hikes, but she will also organize canoeing and white water rafting trips.
Donna was our treasurer for 6.5 years until spring of 2014. She is currently staying on as our Assistant Treasurer, to train and assist our new treasurer with learning the position. As the Assistant Treasurer, Donna's role is to assist the treasurer with the following duties:
- Manage club finances, including receiving member payments for events and voluntary donations, and making event payments to service providers
- Manage club PayPal account
- Pay club expense payments, such as web hosting, etc.
- Manage the club budget
- Answer e-mail inquiries sent to email@example.com
See Upcoming Events or Past Events being coordinated by Donna.
|Ian has been in Edmonton since 2009, when he moved over from the UK.
Originally from Aberdeen in Scotland he enjoyed hillwalking and vaguely
remembers climbing Ben Nevis (Britain's highest mountain) in his early teens (it
was a long time ago). When he lived in London, he got more into urban hikes
arranged through groups such as the Ramblers Association (he has been known to
ramble on a bit).
Now he is in Edmonton, he is keen to enjoy the variety of urban hikes in the area, as well as other hikes out of town. Having tried cross-country skiiing and snowshoeing last winter, he is also looking forward to trying those again.
Ian is also infamous for his bad jokes, but don't let that put you off attending one of his events!
As the club's Volunteer Coordinator, Ian is responsible for:
- Recruiting, training and coaching event coordinators
- Acting as an information resource for event coordinators, including developing and updating coordinator documentation
- Ensuring club policies and procedures are being followed properly by event coordinators>
- Answering e-mail inquiries sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
See Upcoming Events or Past Events being coordinated by Ian M.
|EOC Merchandise Officer|
|Rhonda is a software developer who moved to Edmonton from Calgary in late
2009. She has been a volunteer with the COC since 2003, and EOC since early
Due to asthma, Rhonda is a slow (but enthusiastic) hiker and cyclist. Her cycling events are always at a slower pace (approx 16km/hour average), but aren't necessarily "easy" - she's willing to do the hills and distance, just more slowly. Rhonda hikes year-round with snow shoeing and x-c ski events supplementing the winter hiking schedule. Do note, however, that she is a fair weather hiker and in the event of yukky weather will either move a hike to a different location (if the weather's nicer somewhere else), or cancel/reschedule the hike if it's yukky everywhere. When in the mountains during bear season, Rhonda is a "hike nazi", keeping her hikers in tight groups of six or more for safety.
As the EOC Merchandise Office, Rhonda's role is to:
- Obtain and advise EOC's Executive Team on the best quotes for EOC merchandise
- Order bulk orders of EOC branded merchandise to sell to members and the public to help advertise our club
See Upcoming Events or Past Events being coordinated by Rhonda S.
|Safety and Equipment Officer|
|Rob has lived in Edmonton since 1983. He's also lived in Calgary, Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria. He joined EOC in 2013 and became an event coordinator in 2015.
Rob is an environmental, occupational safety and health analyst. His outdoor interests include: hiking/backpacking/camping, cycling and most recently zip-lining. However, his outdoor passions are water, snow and ice related, including canoeing/kayaking, water skiing, SCUBA diving as well as snowshoeing, downhill and x/country skiing, and skating.
Rob also is passionate about photography and enjoys travelling.
|Originally from Ontario, Ryan has been living in Edmonton since 2005. He has been coordinating
events for the EOC since the winter of 2007. He has many fond memories, and has met many people
who have become very important in his life, over his ten years of active involvement with the
Ryan posts an extremely wide variety of events, including urban hikes, out-of-town hiking, backpacking and camping events, as well as visits to lectures, local museums and festivals.
|Keith is originally from Vancouver Island, but he has lived in the
Okanangan region of BC for many years. Tired of the 'sunshine tax',
Keith relocated to Edmonton in 2005 in order to start an
Keith, not the type who likes to sit at home, was very pleased to find the EOC in 2006. Keith is particularly fond of skiing and mountain biking and he is very happy to continue those interests in Alberta. A soft-spoken individual, Keith enjoys quiet conversation and meeting new friends who share his passion for the outdoors.
As the Webmaster, Keith is responsible for:
- Updating pages on web site
- Updating web site options for site formatting and functioning
- Updating announcements on club home page
- Creating and updating club e-mail addresses/forwarders
- Ensuring correctness and accuracy of static web site content
- Answering e-mail inquiries sent to email@example.com
See Upcoming Events or Past Events being coordinated by Keith B.
|Andrew is a Calgarian by birth, but grew up in the Edmonton area, although he did live in Calgary for a few years in the late 90s. Currently Andrew lives in Spruce Grove with his wife. He enjoys many outdoor activities and will be coordinating Bike Rides amongst other events.
His biggest interests are biking and socializing so keep an eye open for events he's coordinating that involve both! Two of Andrew's favorite events have been biking to camp at the Strathcona Wilderness Center, and finishing a 100km solo ride at the bottom of a steep hill at 70km/hr.
You'll find his Biking events range from short beginner-friendly rides to much longer ones!
See Upcoming Events or Past Events being coordinated by Andrew H.
|Event coordinator (from October 2015)|
|Welcome to the Edmonton Outdoor Club. Your adventures will more likely increase now that you've
taken the plunge and joined this amazing group.
I have been active with the club for over a year now. I'm a nature enthusiast and take every opportunity to explore this massive urban parkland in the city and beyond. I tend to lead moderate to difficult hikes and will sometimes take a path less traveled.
You will find that I am usually travelling with my loyal companion, Misia. :)
|Joanne is originally from Wainwright, and after spending some time in Fort MacMurray, now calls
Edmonton her home. She works as a chemical engineer for a local engineering company, but spends a
lot of time travelling around the world working in many strange places and countries.
She joined the EOC in fall of 2008 after spending 6 years on the road internationally, and has enjoyed meeting new friends and having a lot of fun with the EOC. Joanne enjoys any activity outdoors. An avid hiker, backpacker, traveler, scuba diver, canoer, kayaker, and mtn biker, if not at home, she can be found wandering around the mountains and trails and avoiding housework! She loves to take the time and enjoy the journey instead of racing to a finish, and loves early mornings in the mountains. Joanne is always keen to explore new areas, new things, and travel to new places.
Hiking in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Paraguay, Turkey, all around Europe, and Soviet countries are among her highlights, as well as spending time in the Rocky Mountains.
Note that Joannes hikes are not super fast paced (still not easy), preferring to enjoy the scenery, instead of racing. Safety being foremost, she likes to keep the group together when in the backcountry.
Always open to new ideas, email me! Lets explore new places!
See Upcoming Events or Past Events being coordinated by Joanne M.
|Mandy is a lifelong Edmontonian, though born back east, she has been here since 1976 and
considers Edmonton her hometown. While she has had a few short strays from the area, she will
always bounce back to the city she loves. Mandy’s commitment to giving back was fostered at the
age of 11 when she volunteered with the St. John Ambulance Brigade. After 10 years as a first
aid volunteer and instructor she moved on to pursue other opportunities including the Ronald
McDonald House, Victim Services, and helping out with the various clubs she has belonged to.
Mandy was drawn to the EOC by the desire to meet others that shared her love of the outdoors, and the chance to learn new skills and experience new things. What stuck with her the most is the way the community welcomed her, and other newcomers into the club, never leaving someone to feel lost or alone and always being open to help and answer questions. This sense of belonging, and feeling at home is what led her to become a volunteer with the club.
Mandy’s current interests include hiking - both back country and urban (including the 20k plus
variety), cycling, camping, canoeing and snow-shoeing. She is sure this list will continue to
grow as she experiences new adventures within the club. She is a faster walker (5-6km an hour)
and not a fair weather outdoor person who will always go ahead with events until safety becomes
an issue. Her priority will always be making sure people feel welcome and included. If she is
not outdoors you are likely to find her playing board games with friends, both old and new.
Have an idea for an event? Know somewhere you want to explore? Let her know!
|Michel is a fifty something voyageur who loves people almost as much as he loves dogs. He’s been in Edmonton most of the last 30 years but has spent a couple of years abroad both working and having fun. Cycling and day hikes are his favourites but you can add swimming, squash, snowshoeing, downhill skiing and scuba diving to his fun list. He loves getting wet and dirty and is willing to almost get lost. He is active summer and winter. He has travelled to twenty something countries and been active in all of them. He has canoed and hiked in the Amazon, cycled in India, Morocco, Switzerland, England, Cayman Islands, Holland and Venezuela, been diving in the Caribbean, and has hiked all over the place. His motto is “I just wanna have fun”. So come and have fun with Michel. |
See Upcoming Events or Past Events being coordinated by Michel.
|Sandie has lived in and around Calgary all her life until Nov/06 when she relocated to Edmonton. She was a member of the Calgary Outdoor Club for a couple of years and knew she had to join the EOC. She enjoys planning events and getting involved in social activities, meeting new people, going to Zumba dance fitness classes, and traveling (East & West Coasts, the States, U.K., Greece, Denmark, France, Oahu, Iceland).
Sandie has been an EOC member since Nov/06 and currently a voluntary Event Coordinator since Jul/08.
Sandie's events will involve mostly moderate paced hikes within Edmonton and the nearby provincial/national parks and snowshoeing, playing tennis, along with some indoor events such as Zumba, bowling, mini golf, dinners, movies, learning events, etc.
See Upcoming Events or Past Events being coordinated by Sandie.
|Susan is originally from Belleville, Ont. After the last 25+ years living and working in many communities across Canada she arrived in Edmonton in June 2007, joining the EOC in Nov. 2007. After taking part in several EOC events she decided to help out as an event coordinator.
Susan works for the City of Edmonton, in Neighbourhood and Community Development, as a Community Recreation Coordinator. Susan enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including canoeing, cycling, hiking, and backpacking.
See Upcoming Events or Past Events being coordinated by Susan D.
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